Radi Medical Systems Sponsors Case Review with Drs. Morton Kern, Nico
Pijls, Augusto Pichard
UPPSALA, Sweden and WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) for optimizing patient outcomes is the topic of several sessions at this year's Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics symposium, TCT 2007, which will take place Oct. 20-25 in Washington.
Radi Medical Systems AB, the first company to develop systems that calculate FFR with the physiologic assessment of targeted lesions, is sponsoring a breakfast session, Nine Cases That Will Change Your Practice: FFR Case Review, at 7 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23 in room No. 152 B in the Washington Convention Center. Morton J. Kern, M.D., of the University of California- Irvine, is the session's moderator, while Nico Pijls, M.D., Ph.D. of Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Augusto Pichard, M.D., of the Washington Hospital Center, are the participating faculty.
In addition to coverage in the case review, FFR and physiologic lesion assessment are the subject of:
-- An extensive workshop at 2 p.m. on Oct. 21 that will focus on the
basics of FFR measurement, the use of FFR in specific settings, and the
practicalities and impact of FFR in the era of drug-eluting stents
-- A session on Oct. 22 during the "Board Review Course with Self
Assessment for Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Medicine,
PART 3: Coronary Essentials" that will cover IVUS and physiologic
lesion assessment in clinical practice and physiologic lesion
assessment case presentations with an integrated Q&A (Room 146AB)
FFR expresses maximum achievable blood flow in a coronary artery with
abnormal stenosis as a fraction of normal maximum blood flow in the absence
of a stenosis. It is calculated using an interventional guidewire with a
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